The War is Over! Open Technology and Solutions are now embraced everywhere. So, it's time for COSI 'Open' Technology & Solutions News and web sites to fade away. This will be our last issue. Thank you, everyone, for your support over the past decade..
over 10-15 years, the battles between 'open' vs. 'closed' solutions have
raged. It started with free and 'open source' software (FOSS)
solutions, then moved on to 'open standards', 'open access', 'open
data', 'open architecture', ... It started in the technology sector,
then spread into education, healthcare, manufacturing, government and
just about every other component of the public and private sector. It
became more than just about technology, it became a broad, global
movement that supports the adoption of 'open culture' and 'open
societies' around the world. Many individuals, corporations, and
countries will continue to battle and fight against the 'open movement'
for years to come, not recognizing that the war is over - all 'closed' systems will succumb to 'open solutions' as we move into the future. - Peter Groen